Choosing Your Right
Boxing Glove Size and Handwraps
When picking out a pair
of boxing gloves, choosing one that best fits
your hand is not exactly the right criteria
you should follow. Try putting on handwraps
underneath the gloves. 120" handwraps
are right for small hands. For medium to large
hands, you will want 170" or longer.
Why bother with handwraps?
When boxing, you will need to support your
wrist and thum to protect your bones and tendons
from injury. It is important that you always
wrap your hands before working out or boxing.
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What is Women's Boxing?
Women's boxing has been officiated as a sport
since the beginning of the 20th century. However,
during the 1970s, a female boxer named Cathy
'Cat' Davis came out of the United States
Northwest and a few of her fights were televised.
But scandals about her fights being fixed
almost killed the idea of women's boxing as
In the 1980s, women's boxing briefly resurfaced
in California through the efforts of world
boxing champion twin sisters Dora and Cora
Webber. Women's boxing reached its popularity
in the 1990's with the emergence of professional
women's sports leagues like WNBA and WUSA.
It was also during his period that the names
Delia 'Chikita' Gonzalez, Laura Serrano, Christy
Martin, Deirdre Gogarty, Laila Ali, Jackie
Frazier-Lyde, Lucia Rijker, Ada Velez, Ivonne
Caples, Bonnie Canino and Sumya Anani became
world women's boxing champions.
Offers a Unique, All-Body Cardio and
Thunk! Thunk! Thunk! Left jab. Overhand
Rattling left hook. "Take that,
you big, ugly, no-talent, go-cry-home-to-Mama
... bag!" Whether it's dressed
up as box-aerobics, cardiobox, slug-mania
or one of a dozen other names, the sport
of boxing has become a heavyweight in
the fitness world. You can now find
boxing classes, or some offshoot, in
21 percent of all U.S. health clubs,
according to the American Council on
Exercise. And that figure is rising.
|Female Boxers from
U.S., Koreas, Japan to Fight in June
SEOUL, May 20 Kyodo
Female boxers from North and South Korea,
the United States and Japan will hold
world title matches in Pyongyang on
June 28, the head of South Korea's boxing
commission said Friday. [
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